23rd January 2014
At the summer Football League AGM the majority of clubs passed a resolution charging the league’s executive to explore the steps necessary for a safe standing trial to be run.
Following research by the Football League, including a visit to Germany to examine the rail seat method used in Bundesliga, the League has now sent a detailed paper to the 72 Football League clubs, seeking a response to the four questions below.
1. Should the Football League approach the minister for sport to request that the ‘all-seater’ stadia requirement for Championship clubs be reviewed with a view to the re-introduction of standing accommodation?
2. Should the Football League approach the Sports Ground Safety Authority to request that rail seating products be licensed in Football League grounds?
3. Should clubs be permitted to accommodate supporters in rail seating in the Championship?
4. Should clubs be permitted to revert from seating to standing accommodation in League One and League Two following relegation from the Championship?
Yeovil Town Football Club has voted yes to all four questions.
The FSF have again set up a short survey, which representatives would be grateful if supporters could answer. More details can be found here.